Sorry for not posting these sooner and super sorry for not replying to e-mails the past two weeks, will do so today and tomorrow!
These new candids show Meg out in NYC in a good mood last Monday, where she ran into comedian Billy Eichner taping his show ‘Billy on the Street’, only this time by coincidence! He asked her some geography questions and by the look of it, she got the answer right!
Another nice article about the upcoming indie movie ‘Fan Girl’, website Neontommy has a short interview with the director Paul Jarrett up at their site this week:
In the wake of a successful Los Angeles Film Fest premiere in June, first-time feature film director Paul Jarrett was more than happy to talk about the value of connecting with the fans of his new movie, “Fan Girl.”
The indie film (…) stars acclaimed actress and rom-com fave Meg Ryan (“When Harry Met Sally”), rising star Kiernan Shipka (“Mad Men”) and Kara Hayward (“Moonrise Kingdom”). It’s a “high school comedy for the 21st century” whose clever, decidedly meta plot explores what it means to be a fan — of music and filmmaking itself — and features authentic sound from the real-life pop punk band All Time Low.
“The more things change, the more they stay the same,” Jarrett says of the social media-obsessed “fangirl” generation on which the film draws its ironic and artistic inspiration, and its observational, Instagram-esque cinematic style. “It’s encouraging, and it’s fun to shed a sort of silly light on it.”
But the telling of a quirky story about one girl’s (“Telulah” played by Shipka) relationship with the still-emerging world of social media needed an anchor from days gone by. The big get, of course, was getting megastar Meg Ryan to sign on to play Telulah’s mother. Jarrett says they bonded over being newbies at feature film directing — him with “Fangirl,” and her with the forthcoming “Ithaca” — and Ryan felt an immediate connection to the screenplay as a parent.
“She read it and she loved it,” he said. “It’s the most important relationship Telulah has [with her mother].” (…) SOURCE
It’s Thursday and about time for another throwback Thursday #TBT picture. This one is from our facebook page and is a movie still with Stephen Fry from the movie I.Q. (1994).
Added a new set of pictures of Meg Ryan and daughter Daisy shopping for books and getting a drink in Soho NYC on Sunday afternoon.
And really, National Liar, ehh Enquirer, again the same nonsense this week? Yes she ended her realtionship with Mellencamp again several months ago, see here, but no, this was not because of him not moving to NYC (typical NE fantasy). Her marriage to Quaid fell apart mostly because of his affairs and her son finished at NYU two years ago and she has not been looking at any apartments since she already bought one 2 years ago, where she lives now with Daisy. Rant over.
Film Independent recently posted a new article about the movie Fan Girl on their website. It reports there will be a private membersonly screening of the movie at the LA Film Festival on June 15th. And there is a short interview with the director Paul Jarrett:
“Fun.” Director Paul Jarrett didn’t hesitate for a second when asked the one word that best summed up his experience on the set of his feature film debut Fan Girl, this year’s Free Member Screening during the Los Angeles Film Festival. “I got together a lot of crew I had worked with over the last ten years to work, and the cast had a really good time, some of them had gone to high school together… it was just a fun atmosphere.” (…)
“You go into it thinking ‘America’s sweetheart,’ and not recognizing that she’s such a comedic actor and such a great physical comedic actor. So not only were there simple things like head bumping against something or very small, discreet moments, but it was also getting comfortable with changing the blocking and finding funnier ways to do stuff mid-takes, and we realized that if we were both open to it, together, we’d find funnier new things to do. Her physical comedy always surprised me and astounded my every time—and makes the movie so much better.” (…) READ MORE
The Huffington Post has a nice article on You’ve Got Mail earlier this week, with ‘Five things you didn’t know about You’ve Got Mail’. Follow the link below to read the entire article.
Also, in case you do not follow our Twitter account, don’t miss this article from Bustle.com with an ode to Meg Ryan’s 80s and 90s wardrobe in her movies. And this fun selfie a man managed to snap with her in it yesterday.
Tuesday, May 19, would have been the late Nora Ephron’s birthday. Although she scribed and directed many romantic classics, “You’ve Got Mail” has remained particularly relevant thanks in part to the boom in Internet dating and the modern state of book stores.
To get a better sense of how the movie came together, The Huffington Post spoke with actress Heather Burns, who played the young Shop Around The Corner employee who was also Kathleen Kelly’s (Meg Ryan) BFF, Christina. (…)
On that note, here are five things you may not have known about “You’ve Got Mail,” according to Burns:
1. Meg Ryan and Heather Burns worked at a real New York bookstore as cashiers to get into their roles. (…) READ MORE HERE
Meg Ryan was seen filming with comedian Billy Eichner for an upcoming episode of his show ‘Billy on the street’ on Thursday afternoon in NYC. See more photos here: , , ,  and .
Happy Mother’s Day to all of our visitors who are moms!! Meg Ryan’s son Jack this morning posted this cute photo of him and his sister Daisy on his Instagram for Mother’s Day: